28th May 1961
|Locos Used||at least 31067 & 31739|
|31739 + 31067||
London Victoria (Brighton side) - Redhill - Tonbridge - Padddock Wood - Hawkhurst
|?31739 + 31067?||Hawkhurst - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria|
(1) Commenting about Ramblers' Excursions, David Pearson comments: they all had specially printed tickets but these did not mention anything about ramblers. The tickets were available from booking offices, not in advance by post, which suggests that BR (Southern Region) took the 'risk' for running the train.
Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources) & David
31739 & 31067 prepare to leave Victoria (photo: David Pearson)
The train paused to set-down at Cranbrook (photo: David Pearson)
David Pearson's ticket
(half of it anyway!)
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